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Allenspach to represent students on AD search committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 5, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today (Aug. 5) identified the student-athlete who will serve on the committee that will conduct a nationwide search for a new athletics director.
Drew Allenspach, a business (accounting and finance) major with a perfect 4.0 GPA and captain of the men's golf team, will serve on the 14-member committee of faculty, administrators, alumni and Athletic Department representatives charged with finding a successor for Rick Greenspan, who is stepping down from the position at the end of the calendar year.
"Drew has distinguished himself as both a student and an athlete, and I am confident he will give our students an effective voice in the search process," McRobbie said. "I believe it is especially important to have student representation on this committee because our students care deeply about the teams that represent Indiana University in inter-collegiate competition."
Allenspach, a senior, was recently named a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America. He also was recognized as an Academic All-American following the season. Recipients for the award must be a junior or senior academically, compete in 70-percent of his team's rounds, have an average score under 76.0 and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2.
Allenspach's 74.69 scoring average ranked third on the team last season and his 74.92 career average is the 12th-best total in school history. As a member of the starting five, he helped lead the Hoosiers to the 2008 NCAA Championship and a tie for 21st in the country.
The search committee is being chaired by IU Vice President for Engagement Bill Stephan. No timetable has been announced for when the committee will present recommendations to McRobbie.